Private John Glinka was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1899, in Manchester, the son of Polish-born cabinet maker Charles (Wlaydslaw) and Mary Ann Glinka (née Jones), local to the area. At the time of the 1911 census, the Glinka family were resident at 42 Lowcock Street, Broughton.

Glinka died on 30 March 1918, of wounds received on the Western Front, while serving with the 7th Battalion, The Border Regiment. He had formerly belonged to the Royal Welsh Fusilers and the King's Own (Royal Lancashire Regiment).

He is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1


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